Kingston – Kraigg Brathwaite’s affected person defiance persisted to frustrate Bangladesh’s spinners because the West Indies reached 164 for 3 at tea after being installed to bat on Thursday, the hole day of the second one and ultimate Check at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Recent from a normally watchful hundred in his group’s innings victory within the first Check in Antigua every week previous, Brathwaite used to be unbeaten on 81 on the period, making sure that the specter of the guests’ gradual bowlers on a extra useful floor than on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, used to be successfully blunted.
After 4 hours on the crease, Brathwaite resumes within the ultimate consultation in partnership with Shimron Hetmyer, one among two adjustments to the facet that thrashed Bangladesh by way of an innings and 219 runs within 3 days within the first Check.
Brathwaite had Shai Hope as his spouse on the crease for many of the afternoon consultation, the pair extending their third-wicket partnership to 79 earlier than the chic Hope fell for 29, stuck off the glove by way of alert wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan off Taijul Islam.
Taijul had come into the Bangladesh because the lone trade from the primary Check humiliation, changing medium-pacer Rubel Hossain.
Bangladesh had been buoyant in the course of the morning consultation as Brathwaite watched from the opposite finish whilst first opening spouse Devon Smith after which Kieran Powell fell to Mehidy Hasan.
It used to be a duration of play when the vacationers made complete use in their gradual bowling choices on a pitch that used to be strangely useful given the rage of grassy, rapid bowler-friendly tracks for earlier Exams on this Caribbean global season.
West Indies’ choice to overlook specialist spinner Devendra Bishoo earlier than the beginning of play looked as if it would recommend that every other seaming, bouncing pitch used to be on be offering to be exploited by way of an assault spearheaded by way of Shannon Gabriel and in addition incorporating captain Jason Holder, medium-pacer Miguel Cummins and debutant Keemo Paul, whose attainable as a seam bowler and helpful lower-order batsman gave him the nod forward of lanky pacer Alzarri Joseph.
Kemar Roach, essentially the most skilled of the West Indies rapid bowlers and “Guy of the Fit” along with his devastating effort at the first morning in Antigua when he prompted the rout of Bangladesh with figures of 5 for 8, has been rested for this fit, so giving Paul his alternative.
With Bishoo dropped, the house selectors opted to spice up the batting by way of recalling 21-year-old Hetmyer for his first Check of the home season.
So briefly did Shakib recognise the spin-friendly nature of the pitch that he had himself and thriller spinner Mehidy working in tandem after a lone over of medium-pace from Abu Jayed.
It wasn’t lengthy earlier than Mehidy accounted for Smith by means of a bat-pad catch, Mominul Haque operating again to quick square-leg to finish the dismissal. Powell got here to the crease and performed with better function and aggression, contributing 29 to a 50-run second-wicket stand when he used to be stuck within the crease and trapped leg-before by way of Mehidy.
Of the 65 overs bowled in the course of the first two periods, seamers Abu Jayed and Kamrul Islam accounted for simply 12 between them with the majority of the paintings being achieved by way of Skahib, Mehidy and Taijul at the side of Mahmudullah in toughen.
West Indies are in search of their first house sequence win since 2014, when Bangladesh had been additionally their fighters and had been smartly overwhelmed in Exams in St Vincent and St Lucia.